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of islands. welcome to nhk world "newsline." japan and china are divided by a body of water, and these days they're divided over islands in the east china sea. japan controls the senkakus, china and taiwan claim them. the japanese and chinese vice foreign ministers have met to find a breakthrough, but they could not narrow their differences. japanese vice foreign minister chikao kawai and his chinese counterpart zhang zhijun met for four hours at the foreign ministry in beijing. kawai explained the background and consequence of japan's purchase of the islands. >> translator: we have exchanged our views on the situation frankly. we managed to agree that the two countries should continue talks to resolve their differences. >> the chinese foreign ministry released that said the purchase of the islands hurt the 1.3 billion chinese. a spokesperson quoted him directly. >> translator: japan should reflect deeply on its actions and correct past mistakes. then it should get bilateral ties back on the right track as soon as possible. >> japanese chief cabinet secretary osama fujimura said government
>>> election ready. members of japan's main opposition party pick a former prime minister as their new leader in their bid to regain power. welcome to nhk world "newsline." japanese voters know the name, and the political party. shinzo abe was once their prime minister, and his liberal democrats once had a decades-long lock on governing. the ldp's in opposition now. but with an election on the horizon, members elected abe as their leader, hoping he can help them push the ruling democratic party out of power. nhk's world mayuko amby reports. >> reporter: the outcome of the ldp leadership election marks a political comeback for shinzo abe. he became prime minister of japan in 2006, but he struggled with poor health and resigned after a year in office. >> translator: my victory today will not erase my responsibility for suddenly resigning as prime minister five years ago. keeping that in mind, i will try my utmost with all of you for the party to regain power. >> abe used his campaign to take a tough stance on japan's territorial disputes. he solidified his support base withi
>>> welcome back to "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. >>> japan nationalized their senkaku island two weeks ago. china and taiwan claimed the territory in the east china sea. >> the island are inherently chinese territory. japan stole them in 195 near --. >> japan's purchase of the island violates chinese sovereignty. he says the move challenges the international order of the post-world war ii period and u.n. charter. he urged the japanese to correct their mistakes and solve the matter through dialogue. the senior spokesperson for the japanese government contradicted the arguments. >> china's claim is groundless. we will make objections when the opportunity arises. >> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has again urged her chinese counterparts to try to calm the walters. clinton met with foreign minister in new york. state department officials say she repeated her view that cool heads should prevail. clinton reportedly said, china and japan have the resources, restraint and ability to reduce tensions. the officials did not say how he responded. chin eaese leaders have c
>>> days of rage. tens of thousands of chinese hold anti-japan rallies over a territorial dispute. we'll have full coverage on this story this hour. welcome to nhk world "newsline." protesters in china are marching, shouting, and showing they don't plan on give ug up. they held rallies against japan in more than 100 cities across the country. chinese are angry the japanese government nationalized zis puted territory in the east china sea. japan controls t s ths the senk islands. china and taiwan also claim them. roughly 2,000 demonstrators in the northeastern city of shenyang gathered in front of the japanese consulate general. some of them threw stones and plastic bottles at the building, shattering a number of windows. the demonstrators also tossed bottles at a nearby japanese restaurant. more than 5,000 people joined the protest in front of the japanese embassy in beijing. the crowd channelled the disputed island should be returned to china. some protesters threw plastic bottles and eggs into the compound. several thousand police officers are protecting the agency. that's the l
he holds the fourth most powerful position if the party. he met with japanese lawmakers. japan nationalize the islands two weeks ago. china and taiwan claimed the territory. that has put relations in an unprecedented situation. one of the japanese delegates says tension in the room was extremely high. the former speaker of japan's lower house says japan should take measures to correct the current circumstances. >> translator: what is needed most is leaders of both nation talk in a diligent and calm manner. >> he said he stressed the importance of getting business between the countries back to normal as soon as possible. >>> a man who helped shape a u.s. foreign policy are asking both sides to take a step back. he was a senior advisor to george w. bush. we sat down to get his views on the situation. >> reporter: former deputy secretary richard is an expert on security issues in the asia pacific and the japan-u.s. alliance. his art is to bring calm to the situation. >> i think japan should do what japan can do to cool tempers, to explain to our public what's at stake here. i real
on the appointments and policy decisions that are made under the new leadership. >>> people in northern japan watched work come to a halt on a nuclear plant there following lasts year's accident at fukushima daiichi. but they could soon see construction crews get back to it. it would be the first time since march 2011 this kind of work has resumed. crews with electric power development company or j-power started building the plant in 2008. it's located in the town of ohma in aomori prefecture. engineers expected to start operating the facility in november 2014. but no work has gone on for the past year and a half. j-power executives decided earlier this month to resume construction after government leaders approved japan's new energy policy. the policy allows work to continue on plants already under construction while at the same time encourages japanese to end their reliance on nuclear power by the 2030s. the industry minister visited aomori prefecture two weeks ago. he told the governor that the ohma plan could be completed. j-power managers plan to inform residents of local municipalities of the d
>>> uninvited guests. japan coast guard crews say taiwanese boats entered japanese territorial waters near a chain of disputed islands. japan coast guard crews are tracking a flotilla of boats near a chain of disputed islands in the east china sea. they say the vessels briefly entered territorial waters. japan controls the senkaku islands. taiwan and china also claim them. coast guard officers have spent awe they say around 40 fishing boats and several patrol ships from taiwan entered japanese waters on tuesday. they left a day earlier from taiwan. they're protesting against japan's nationalization of the territory. they are also asserting fishing rights in the area. coast guard officers tried to stop the taiwanese boats, by blasting them with water. taiwanese vessels, responded by spraying water back. coast guard crews used microphones and electronic signs to warn the boats to leave japanese waters. they say vessels changed course and and a half gatd navigated i of taiwan. >>> fengd off action by china to push its claim to the senkaku islands. china handed in a new chart to th
>>> on the record. the japanese prime minister tells the u.n. general assembly that japan will stand firm in territorial disputes. he says japan is not willing to compromise in disagreements with its neighbors and told world leaders gathered at the united nations that his country will defend its sovereignty. noda did not name countries but spoke at a time of heightened tension with china over the senkaku islands and with south korea over the takashima islands. >> translator: the attempts to use unilateral power and threats to achieve selfish ends are not in accordance with the fundamental spirit of the united nations charter. that is unacceptable and goes against the wisdom of humanity. >> noda said it is the responsibility of nations to protect their territory. he said japan will fulfill its responsibility but stressed his country will uphold the principles shared by the international community under all circumstances. japanese government officials have tried to take their dispute with south korea to the international court of justice, but their counterparts in seoul have
, september 27th. japanese prime minister noda has told the united nations that japan is committed to resolving territorial issues peacefully, but in a speech, he said his country will defend its sovereignty noda did not give countries but spoke at a time of heightened tensions with china and south korea. >> translator: the attempts to use unilateral threats to achieve selfish ends do not accord with the fundamental spirit of the united nations charter. that is unacceptable and goes against the wisdom of humanity. >> he said it's the responsibility of nations to protect their territory. he said that japan will fulfill that responsibility. but he stressed that japan will uphold the principles shared by the international community under all circumstances. he also criticized south korea for rejecting a proposal to bring the dispute to the international court of justice. he said countries should pay more attention to the function of the international court. noda said japanese officials would respond calmly but his comments brought hill calm in some corners. now more from new york. what
. >>> japan's prime minister wants to change how his citizens power their homes and businesses. yoshihiko noda unveiled his long-awaited energy policy. it calls for the country to phase out nuclear power in the coming decades. the plan reflects the feelings of many japanese following last year's accident at the fukushima plant. but big business says the policy is problematic. nhk world's yam has the details. >> reporter: government ministers have spent months talking to each other, to experts, and to the public to figure out the role nuclear power should play in japan. prime minister noda has decided to work towards a nuclear-free society. >> translator: step by step we've come to face difficult challenges. but, we can no longer afford to postpone a solution. >> reporter: the new energy policy calls for japan to be nuclear free as soon as possible. but it suggests 2030 as a target. it has three basic principles. first, limit the operation of nuclear reactors to 40 years. second, stop building nuclear plants. and third, only restart reactors regulatory authorities confirm are safe. japanese lea
they backed away from a plan to rid japan of nuclear power. but ministers stress their new energy policy hasn't changed. >> translator: the new policy sets a clear direction, while keeping a degree of flexibility to account for changing circumstances. the government remains faithful to the proposal worked out last week. >> reporter: that proposal says japan would stop building new nuclear power plants, and take other measures. in order to phase out atomic energy by 2030. however the cabinet didn't sign off on the idea. instead, ministers say they'll be taking the document into consideration as they call for continued efforts to reduce japan's dependence on nuclear energy. industry groups have been criticizing at nuclear phaseout plan as problematic. they've been pressuring the government to back away from the idea. >> translator: maintaining a stable energy supply will be difficult, and utility bills will shoot up. companies may be forced out of japan. and national strength will decline. >> reporter: the government's failure to adopt a decisive energy policy has angered people who have been c
>>> welcome to "newsline." . it's tuesday, september 25th. japan coast guard officers are raising a red flag about an issue they are facing at sea. they say fishing boats and patrol vessels are floating outside japanese territory waters off the senkakus islands. coast guard spokesperson say officers spotted between 40 and 50 fishing boats approaching japan japan's east's territory water. they are asserting taiwan's claim to the territory. a tv reporter accompanying the fishing boats says some other vessels will join the fleet. the reporter estimated the total number of boats will be around 100. crews are trying to assert their fishing rights in the area. the boat spotted tuesday carried banners saying the water belong to taiwan. japanese authorities are fendsing off action by china to push its claim to the senkakus islands. japan has submitted objections. china handed in a new chart to the u.n. on september 13th. it showed a territory baseline extending beyond the islands. the document states that they legally belong to japan. it says the country cannot accept china's claim to the
party of japan. welcome to nhk world "newsline." members of japan's governing democratic party have decided to stick with their man. they've chosen prime minister yoshihiko noda to lead them into the next election. delegates voted him in at a leadership convention in tokyo. nhk world's mayuko ambe reports. >> reporter: delegates have given prime minister noda another mandate. the voting results show he won with an overwhelming majority over three other contenders. they campaigned against the prime minister for nearly two weeks. they attacked noda's policies including measures to help low-income households following the tax hike, steps toward joining the free trade agreement in the pacific region, and his new energy policy. most of all, they criticized the way noda managed the party. they blamed him for the departure of a number of party members. but in the end, the challengers failed to gain enough support. other possible contenders may have proven more popular, but they decided not to run. they may have considered it unwise to become the head of a party that may well lose in the ne
japan japan's east's territory water. they are asserting taiwan's claim to the territory. a tv reporter accompanying the fishing boats says some other vessels will join the fleet. the reporter estimated the total number of boats will be around 100. crews are trying to assert their fishing rights in the area. the boat spotted tuesday carried banners saying the water belong to taiwan. japanese authorities are fendsing off action by china to push its claim to the senkakus islands. japan has submitted objections. china handed in a new chart to the u.n. on september 13th. it showed a territory baseline extending beyond the islands. the document states that they legally belong to japan. it says the country cannot accept china's claim to the territory. the u.n. is expected to post the document on its website. the prime minister is expected to speak at the general assembly on wednesday. he's expected to cal for a resolution of issues based on international laws. japan is engaged in a dispute with south korea over the islands in the sea of japan. >>> iran's president often challenges an
that japan will fulfill that responsibility. but he stressed that his country will uphold the principles shared by the international community under all circumstances. he also criticized south korea to the international court of justice but their counter parts have rejected the criticisms. he said countries should pay more attention to the function of the international court. noda said japanese officials would respond calmly but his comments brought hill calm in some corners. >>> what were the major points that prime minister noda wanted to make in his speech? >> japanese officials were at first reluctant to raise the problems with south korea and china at the general assembly. the forum is for multinational challenges, not bilateral issues. the japanese were concerned they might be criticized for not sincerely contributing to the development of international society. but the theme of this year's general assembly is the rule of law. noda thought he could check recent moves by china and south korea without naming them as long as his remarks were in line with that theme. he assumed his com
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." representatives of japan and china are trying to highlight the harmony and friendship between the two nations despite the divisions that exist. the countries are at odds over territory in the east china sea and as leaders trade bashes over the dispute, people from both sides are meeting to focus on the benefits of the ties. delegates include representatives of japanese associations promoting friendship with china and japan business federation and japanese lawmakers and met thursday with the chairman of the chinese people's political consultative conference. he is a member of the communist party's bureau and holds the fourth most p >> translator: we welcome you, our friends from japan. >> the chairman of the association of the promotion of international trade of japan responded. yohei kono said islands. china also claims the territory. the chairman of the association of the promotional of international trade responded he said the country ares an important part for asia and the rest of the world. they will attend a dinner party hosted by the ch
. and they reported that chinese diplomats have launched a protest with japan. >>> japanese coast guard officers say a chinese government ship is sailing just outside japanese waters around the senkaku island. coast guard officers are warning the civilian ship to stay away. they tracked 12 chinese ships on tuesday. three of the vessels briefly sailed into japanese waters. china's state-run media reported that 1,000 fishing boats from the region were headed toward the area around the island. but coast guard personnel say they have not spotted the flotilla. >>> anti-japan protests in china continue. some businesses are to resume operations while others remain shuttered. electronics maker, sony, says it will restart two plants wednesday. closed on tuesday when more demonstrations were expected. four automakers also say they plan to restart local production on wednesday, they are nissan, mazda, mitsubishi, suzuki. honda says it will keep offline, five auto assembly plants. and officials say protests will make it difficult to transport their products. another car maker, toyy ta saot hold output. retailer
-- indonesia, the philippines, a palau. a tsunami watch is in effect for japan. people staying in coastal areas in the region are advised to move to high ground as soon as possible. the focus of the earthquake is estimated as a depth of 33 kilometers in the pacific ocean. once again a magnitude 7.6 has occurred in the pacific office at 1245 utc on friday. the pacific warning center initially estimated the magnitude at 7.9, but later downgraded it to 7.6. the center has issued a tsunami warning for the following regions, indonesia, the philippines and palau. a tsunami watch is also in effect for japan. people staying in coastal areas in the region are advised to move to higher ground as soon as possible. tsunami waves are more powerful, sometimes the first wave is not necessarily the largest. in some cases the sea suddenly draws back. it struck east of the island of sumar in the philippine. the focus of the earthquake is estimated as a depth of 334 kilometer. the. >>> station abs/cbn delivered the latest on the earthquake and its tsunami. >> we have some breaking news. a magnitude stuck off sama
the anniversary of the incident in 1931 that led to japan's invasion of manchuria. around 200 people gathered monday in front of the japanese embassy in beijing. it was the 17th day of protests there. rallies took place in dozens of chinese cities over the weekend. police posted a statement online saying that destroying property is not patriotic. they called on protesters to observe law and order. police detained suspects accused of attacking a japanese affiliated super market and destroying japanese vehicles. a spokesperson called on protesters to exercise restraint. he stopped short of telling them to end their demonstrations. the japanese embassy is warning japanese nationals to be cautious. all japanese schools plan to close on tuesday. >>> japan's foreign minister and the u.s. defense secretary have been discussing how to defuse the tension between japan and china. gemba and leon panetta met on monday. he said they pn to solve the problems calmly based on a broad perspective. >> translator: we agree that japan and the u.s. will work together to prevent relations from worsening. >> panett
in tokyo. people across china are raising banners and their voices against japan. the demonstrators have been protesting against the japanese government's purchase of the senkaku islands in the east china sea. messages online are calling for rallies in 58 cities on tuesday. they'll mark the anniversary of the incident in 1931 that led to japan's invasion of manchuria. around 200 people gathered monday in front of the japanese embassy in beijing. it was the seventh straight day of protests there. rallies took place in dozens of chinese cities over the weekend. some turned violent. police in beijing posted a statement online saying that destroying property is not patriotic. they called on protesters to observe law and order. police detained suspects accused of attacking a japanese-affiliated supermarket and destroying japanese vehicles. a spokesperson called on protesters to exercise restraint. but he stopped short of telling them to end their demonstrations. the japanese embassy is warning japanese nationals in china to be cautious. all japanese schools in mainland china plan to close on
and businesses in china are bracing for another day of demonstrations. protesters led rallies against japan on tuesday in more than 100 cities. many turned out to mark the 81st anniversary. fewer people are expected to turn out during the day. many chinese are angry the government nationalized territory in the east china sea. japan controls the islands and china and taiwan also claim them. roughly 2,000 demonstrators gathered. some threw stones and plastic bottles at the building. they shattered a number of windows. others tossed bottles at a nearby japanese restaurant. more than 5,000 joined a protest in front of the embassy in beijing and stayed there for 15 hours. some protesters threw plastic bottles and eggs into the compound. analysts say the chinese government wants to avoid demonstrations spinning out of control, and causing a political backfire. more security they have ordered demonstrators to march in smler oups protests are planned in beijing and other major cities on wednesday, but fewer than before. >>> the japanese coast guard crews spotted 12 surveillance ships in the area on
is the only one who can lead japan. he said he has no doubt in his choice. >>> thank you very much. updating us on the ruling democratic party leadership voting in the coming hours. chinese government crews seem determined to make their claims known to countries in the east chinese sea. chinese ships have been cruising in nearby waters since tuesday, as senior chinese official says the government crews will increase their presence in the area. >>> the news agency reported that the deputy director of the state oceanic administration made the remarks in beijing. he said that china has to be ready for the long and difficult fight to protect its sovereignty over the islands and safeguard its maritime interests. some of the ships belong to the state oceanic administration. >>> the assistant secretary of state, curt campbell reiterated the island in the east china sea are clearly covered by the japan u.s. security treaty. we do acknowledge, clearly through the process that you have set out, senator, that japan maintains effective administer of control. and third that -- as such, this falls clearly
." one of the strongest earthquakes in japan's history shook the country a year and a half ago. few could forget what happened next. tsunami roared ashore, swallowing whole communities in the northeast. nearly 16,000 people died, almost 3,000 others are still listed as missing. the disaster also triggered an accident at the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. people are taking time on this day to remember what happened on march 11, 2011, and what's changed since. residents of sendai in miyagi prefecture headed out to a monument before dawn to pray for the victims. >> translator: i still don't feel at ease even now. >> translator: i almost welled up with tears. but then i found i could pray calmly by looking out at the sea and the rising sun. >> about 70,000 trees made up a pine forest along the coast of minamisanriku, iwate prefecture. the tsunami ripped them all away. the lone survivor became a symbol of hope, but its roots are rotting, so workers will treat the tree to preserve it so it can stand in the same location. >> translator: we are the ones who have to pass on the stories of the di
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> japan's government has officially decided to buy the senkaku islands from a private japanese owner. the islands are claimed by china and taiwan. ministers in charge of the matter met monday. they say the purchase is aimed at ensuring safe navigation in the area as well as peaceful and stable management of the islands. the ministers say the islands are japan's inherent territory based on history and the international law. they add no sovereignty issue exists. the government has already reached a basic agreement with the owner that the state will buy the islands for about $26 million. the cabinet will adopt the decision tuesday. >> translator: we never want the issues around the senkaku islands to have an impact on japan/china relations. we should avoid any unexpected incidents or misunderstandings. >> chinese foreign minister yang jiechi has summoned the ambassador. china's state-run news agency says japan's unilateral actions of buying the islands is illegal and invalid. he called on the japanese government to reverse its decision a
. for now it's all eyes on the fed's policy meeting later today. that will also affect the bank of japan's policy meeting next week and whether they take further monetary easing measures. >> thank you very much, ching lee tour at the tokyo stock exchange. >>> income gaps may sway the outcome of the u.s. presidential election in november. 15% of americans earn a very low income and that's for a second straight year. the census bureau said on wednesday that 46.2 million people lived below the poverty line last year. that's defined as an annual income of $22,811 for a family of four. the poverty rate has been on the rise since 2007 when financial woes began to spread in the united states. the median household income was $50,054. that's down 1.5% from the previous year. it fell for a fourth year in a row. data on income distribution also shows that the richest 5% earn more than 20%, 22%, beg your pardon, of the country's income. this indicates the gap between the top and the bottom is getting wider. the jobless rate is hovering at over 8% and the wealth gap is expected to be a major issue in
dependence while compensating for lost power generation. >> the prospect of a nonnuclear japan is proving to be a hard sell to big business. an executives association issued a challenge to the government. >> translator: the government must explain and prove how there will be no down side for business and people's daily lives if all nuclear reactors are scrapped in the future. this should be confirmed with concrete evidence and analysis. >> he stressed that many businesses are opposed to abolishing nuclear power. >>> government officials have released their blueprint for rebuilding areas of the heart of the nuclear debate. they want to decontaminate and restore life lines in parts of evacuation zones around fukushima daiichi within two years. reconstruction minister tatsu hiranu released a plan. it covered sections of the plan where evacuation orders have been lifted. government officials will focus for the first two years on decontamination and on restoring water, sewage and power so residents can live there. they'll offer jobs in those areas and in decommissioning the damaged nuclear rea
in the persian gulf. japan, which depends heavily on middle eastern oil, is among the 34 nations taking part in the exercise. the country's maritime self-defense force has sent a minesweeper and its supporting vessel to take part in the drill. the international mine countermeasures exercise is taking place here at the persian gulf. behind me you're seeing the two vessels joining from the japanese forces. the crew on board japan's minesweeper practices finding and destroying mines. a mine-destroying device is cast into the sea at the site of a suspected mine. the device approaches a mine, sets off an explosive nearby, and destroys the underwater bomb. >> the drill is being conducted to send a message to iran and also to israel, a key u.s. ally in the region that has called for a strict line to be taken with iran. >> how might you refute those remarks? >> well, i think it's important to understand that we talk daily with our partners here in the region, and we talk about the things that we can do in partnership to make sure that we are ensuring that the region remains stable. so we're going to
. >>> workers at japanese-affiliate factories in china are striking. they're protesting japan's nationalization of the senkaku islands in the east china sea. thousands of chinese employees walked out at at least two appliance factories in guangdong province. manufacturing oempgss stopped for several hours as the workers rallied outside the factories shouting that the islands belonged to china. about 100 police officers attended. the shenzhen commerce said wo workers held similar protests. they reportedly broke factory gates and fences. at a press conference, chinese foreign ministry spokesperson hong lei did not directly answer a question about who would pay composition for businesses that suffer damage. >> translator: china, as a law-abiding nation, will protect the safety of foreign personnel and institutions in line with the law. relevant cases will be handled properly. >> lei added that the japanese government's purchase of the islands is illegal. he said japan should recognize the china people's strong objections to this action and their firm resolve to rho text china's sovereignty. >>> no
place inside japan's exclusive economic zone. japanese officials warned the crew of one vessel that japan does not allow foreign enforcement of fisheries law inside the zone. the chinese replied that they were conducting legitimate duties in their exclusive economic zone. chinese vessels have been navigating through the waters since tuesday. japanese officers spotted ten ships in the area thursday evening. they saw several chinese and taiwan ease fishing boats in nearby water. chinese state-run media reported a flotilla of chinese trawlers was on the way, but it has not appeared. chinese leaders aren't backing down. they say the japanese can expect to see more chinese ships around the islands. premiere wen jiabao told official in brusles that government officials have no intention of making even a small concession. and senior communist party members told nepal's deputy prime minister that japan's purchase of the islands is a serious violation of chinese sovereignty. >>> japanese and chinese companies exchanged billions of dollars in goods and services every year. and some are c
and policy decisions that are made under the new leadership. >>> people in northern japan watched work come to a halt on a nuclear plant there following lasts year's accident at fukushima daiichi. but they could soon see construction crews get back to it. it would be the first time since march 2011 this kind of work has resumed. crews with electric power development company, or j-power, started building the plant in 2008. it's located in the town of ohma in aomori prefecture. engineers expected to start operating the facility in november 2014. but no work has gone on for the past year and a half. j-power executives decided earlier this month to resume construction after government leaders approved japan's new energy policy. the policy allows work to continue on plants already under construction while at the same time encourages japanese to end their reliance on nuclear power by the 2030s. industry minister yukio edano visited aomori prefecture two weeks ago. he told the governor that the ohma plant could be completed. j-power managers plan to inform residents of local municipalities of the
exercise by south korean security forces is expected to further inflame a diplomatic dispute with japan. soldiers and police are taking part in a drill around takeshima islands in the south china sea. the japanese government claims sovereignty over the islands. south korean military personnel and maritime police are involved in the exercise. the drill is aimed at preventing anyone from trespassing on the islands. south korea staged a similar exercise about twice a year. the last one was in february. the current drill is on a smaller scale than originally planned. marines canceled a landing exercise at the last minute, and the maritime police are playing a leading role instead of the military. south korean officials have also reduced the number of vessels taking part. they say the exercise is not intended to prepare for a fight with a friendly nation. >>> japan has launched a protest against south korea's military drill. a japanese embassy official in seoul visited friday. the south korean foreign ministry. he said the maneuvers near japan's territory violate its sovereignty and called t
, including 16 ethnic minorities. >>> japan's prime minister says he's ready for a second term in office. yoshihiko noda says he plans to run in the ruling democratic party's presidential election. dpj members will vote in two weeks' time. noda announced his candidacy friday. he expressed his determination to lead japan as it faces a number of pressing problems. >> translator: there are tasks that have yet to be finished and cannot be left as they stand. i bear the responsibility of dealing with japan's many challenges. they include a comprehensive reform of the tax and social security systems, as well as leading the country to recovery. i want to continue carrying the respsibility of what this country needs to achieve now and in the future. >> noda has led efforts to double the consumption tax to 10% by 2015. he admitted there were some difficult times during the current session of the diet. but he says he has proven it is possible to work with opposition parties and vowed to bring about change with determination. >>> japan and china have been at odds for weeks over a territorial disput
a possible accident. the turnaround plan include restarting a nuclear plant in central japan by next april at the earliest. the residents of some communities are already voicing their opposition to that proposal. >>> a college student made a documentary about the devastation of the tsunami. being screened at more than ten locations across japan. the personal nature of her film is having an impact far from the disaster area. nhk world reports. >> reporter: returning to the scene of the devastation this is the hometown where it remains. >> translator: the young people talking to the camera are her close friend and former neighbors. the personal connection gives the documentary a raw emotional edge. the subject is epic, but the tone is intimate. the filmmaker is a film student. she was far from her hometown on march 11, 2011. she has returned many times since the tsunami for shooting. it's her first film. >> translator: what you see in the film and what you see right here are so different. i hope i can show all of this around me. >> her determination to get the reality on film has already had
to you, yuko. updating us on the voting in the coming hours. >>> foreign ministers of japan and china have held talks to discuss a bitter row between the two countries. china and taiwan claim the territories as their only. talks took place in tuesday in new york on side lines of the u.n. general assembly. a one hour meeting with his chinese counterpart. gemba said both are responsible for the peace and stability. he stressed importance of the two countries, maintaining communication and keeping a broader perspective. gemba referred to a series off takes by anti-japanese protesters on japanese companies in china. he said japan does not condone violence under any circumstances, and demanded chinese officials take appropriate measures. china's state run news agency reported on the talks. the agency quoted that nationalizing island was an so called it a challenge to international stability created after the end of world war ii. he went on to say, the chinese are offended by the act and the country will not tolerate it. both ministers agree off to continue talks on the issue. >>> now, chi
>>> welcome to "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. >>> nthose who criticized japan go silent. china and taiwan also claim the territory in the east chinese sea. but there have been no reports of demonstrations during the day. and japanese resident are returning to their routines. protestors targeted the japanese embassy in beijing for eight days. the chinese government called on people to use restraint. and the site has been quiet two days. students at the japanese school in beijing went back to class on thursday. many of them live near the embassy. the school was closed for three days to ensure their safety. >> translator: some chinese people are too excited. we know many people who have common sense and take a global view. they see the dispute calmly. but no one hears their voices. >> all ten japanese schools across china have reopened. >>> japanese coast guard crews are tracking chinese government ships around the islands and warning them not to approach japanese waters. coast guard officers have spotted 16 chinese patrol ships in the area since tuesday. six of the ships h
they catch. >>> people across northeast japan are walking along walk to recovery. we've been focusing on their efr efforts to rebuild after the march disaster. we're reflecting on what happened and what's changed. our coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. japan time. that's midnight in new york and 5:00 a.m. in london. >>> people responsible for train in the asia pacific think they might be better off with fewer walls between them. at's the latest on a possible free trade deal? >> they are reconsidering the rules. they are looking at 20 sectors. new sozealand's prime minister says he's confident talks will be wrapped up by the end of next year. >> it's possible transpacific partnership can be completed in 2013. >> trade officials plan to conclude the agreement by the end of this year but representatives of nine countries involved said at the asia pacific cooperation forum a few days ago said they would postpone the schedule. they are about to wrap up negotiations in both areas but differences remain over some sectors. japanese officials said they will start consultations with the negotiating p
to be a major topic at the u.n. general assembly. >>> members of japan's main opposition party are choosing a new president. organizers of the liberal democratic party expect a runoff contest in the election for the first time in 40 years. five canned at that times are campaigning to win a majority out of 498 ballots. 198 votes are allocated to ldp lawmakers. the other 300 to party members. former prim mine officer shinzo abe, schilling gather row ishiba and ishihara are splitting most of the votes. ishii ba is likely to gain support among voters but less likely among lawmakers. abe is second place, gaining support from a group close to party leader tanagaki. ishihara is in third. if none of the five candidates wins a majority you the top two will head into a runoff. >>> taiwanese fishermen he docked back in their home ports, froex the purchase of the senkaku islands in the east china saturday taiwan and china claim the territory. the fishermen entered japanese waters around the islands on tuesday. japanese coast guard officers say about 60 taiwanese fishing boats and 12 patrol vessels sail
, spotted a chinese fisheries patrol ship outside japan's waters off the island. the crew says the vessel was 43 kilometers northwest of the island early tuesday morning. coast guard personnel are monitoring pat troll ship. the crew is warning the chinese to stay out of japanese walters. coast guard personnel say the chinese responded saying the island are china's territory and that the coast guard should leave the area. china's state run media said monday, 1,000 fishing boats left the provinces, and said they were headed for the waters around the island. the coast guard crew says they have not seen any of those boats. last friday, six chinese maritime surveillance vessels briefly entered japanese territorial waters defying a warning from the coast guard. the coast guard says two japanese landed on the island on tuesday morning. police say the pair was part of a group of five people that left a port in okinawa on a fishing boat. officers say the people said they were going fishing. the officers warned them not to land. but they say, four people from the group got into a rubber boat as the
phone. >> apple will start selling the phone on friday next week in the u.s., japan, and europe. the basic model in the u.s. will be priced at around $199. >>> consumers all over the world can't wait to get their hands on the new iphone, but apple isn't the only company that's looking to benefit from the device. japanese firms are hoping for a slice of the apple pie as well. our business reporter yonggi kang has the story. >> so let's take a look at the brand-new iphone5. >> reporter: gadget geeks in japan have been waiting for this moment, the debut of the iphone5. >> translator: i really want to buy it. i heard the screen is bigger and it has more features. i'm interested in learning more about it. >> translator: the speed of the current iphone is fast, but i'm looking forward to the difference the lte makes. >> reporter: it's not just consumers that are keeping a close eye on the debut of iphone5. businesses in japan are also trying to use this opportunity to cash in on the latest device. this firm makes applications for smartphones. staff gathered even before the sun was up on thursday to wa
. >> japan's central bank has pulled the trigger on more easing. sending markets far in the process. >> a spectacular performance. the word from the street following into texas. 32% rise in first half profits boosting the owner of zarra's stock in madrid. >> jl raises $8 million in the world's second biggest ipo this year. >> and shares rising after workers accept a 22% pay rise, ending six weeks of protest and violence. >>> you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> welcome to today's program. it's hump day. halfway through the week. i don't think antoine got the message. if he did, he wasn't listening. >> it's also speak of what today is, international -- what is it? pirate speaking day? >> speak like a pirate day. it's the tenth anniversary of international speak like a pirate day. are you suggesting there's a connection? >> there was a connection to bristol, you were saying. >> yeah. we'll get into that. there's so much there. we can't do it right now. >>> coming up on today's show, minutes from the bank of england's monetary polic
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